ABC launches new music show The Set, triple j’s Linda Marigliano & Dylan Alcott confirmed as hosts
After months of speculation, the ABC this morning finally announced that its new live music TV show The Set will launch on October 31.
The 30-minute version will be screened at 9.30 pm.
The Full Set (60 minutes) is on Saturdays from 10pm, starting November 3
The show is hosted by triple j’s Linda Marigliano and Dylan Alcott.
It will be set in a specially built share house, with 250 “mates” in the backyard, and music guests doing one-off collaborations.
Marigliano and Alcott say, “We’ve been keeping The Set a secret for a while now and are pumped to finally share this news with you.
“A new live music TV show is going to be a great thing for Australian music, and hosting it together is a bloody dream come true.”
Noting that The Set continues the ABC’s slate of music shows as Countdown and Recovery, the network’s head of music and creative development, Chris Scaddan said:
“There’s a real energy inside the ABC about this show.
“Everyone is really proud to be filling the studios with so much great Australian musical talent.
“The Set will be something for a new generation of music lovers to call their own.”
It has already been announced that Angus and Julia Stone, Vera Blue, Ball Park Music and The Presets will be stopping by with their mates.
Across the series, headline artists will curate the line-up for each program by inviting two guest acts to perform live.
They’ll close out the show with a musical collaboration.
Expect to see Illy, Odette, Baker Boy, Wafia, Mallrat, Angie McMahon, Tia Gostelow, LANKS and Kult Kyss popping up throughout the series.